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1 week, 10 days or 2 weeks until walkies?

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by CDoodle, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. CDoodle

    CDoodle New Member Registered

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    Advise on how long after 2nd vaccinations pups can go out seems to vary and I haven't had the same answer from 2 people yet.

    I assumed 2 weeks, but does it vary dependent on brand/type. We had Lepto 2 is that makes a difference?

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  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I would be guided by your vet. Early socialisation is vital so you need to get him outside as early as possible, and there's likely to be very little risk walking on pavements and/or areas not frequented by dogs & wildlife. Your vet will also be able to take into account the prevalence of diseases in your area - if there's a high population of unvaccinated/stray dogs, the risk would be higher.
     
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    My vet instructed 10 days after 2nd vaccs. But yes, they all seem to disagree, it's a pain :)
     
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    My vet also said 10 days - 2 weeks but NOT in the local park or the common. So we did little walks just around our street to start with and then found a nice quiet grassy area until he was a bit older.
     
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    CDoodle New Member Registered

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    thanks everyone, it's hard as I feel his cabin fever and the big park is literally across the road from us. Think we'll maybe try a little walk up the road after the 10 days but leave the park and more exiting jaunts for the 14 days.
     
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    You can carry your dog anywhere. There are puppy slings to help with this. You can sit anywhere with your puppy on your lap or in a pet carrier. You can go to peoples' houses that have vaccinated dogs and they can come to your house. You can hold puppy parties at your house. Some puppy classes allow puppies to attend after their first vaccination. You just carry the puppy in and out of the venue.
     
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    I was told 2 weeks for Harri but straightaway by his partner! I did walk him after a week but kept him away from lamp posts and trees that other dogs were likely to have annointed. He was also kept away from standing water and other dogs. We're a low risk area other than for lepto.
     
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    Urine s/he might sniff, is not really a “threat” to a puppy, vs standing puddles that they might drink from; those are much more of a concern.

    Feces from other dogs are the big worry, but those & their traces are pretty easy to avoid - stick to paved paths, avoid heavily dog-trafficked turf or pathside & curbside “poo zones”, & by all means, take the pup anywhere & everywhere U can, from Day 1.
    Pet supplies, city or town sidewalks, construction site edges where U can observe moving heavy machines and listen to hammers, drills, & welding, the local library on a bench outside the door, enter the feed n’ seed or the hardware store, anything U can think of.

    For info on the safety & tips on how to, google to see Dr Anderson’s OPEN LETTER to fellow vets, explaining the greater risks of keeping pups “safe at home” & thus missing their primary socialization period, which ends at just 12-WO / 3-MO.
    Secondary socialization requires U to do double the work, to get just half the results... very inefficient. // anything left at 6-mos age is no longer socialization, but is now B-Mod.

    U have a lot to do, & a mere 4 weeks to accomplish it, B4 primary ends & secondary socialization begins. :eek:

    Make wellness visits to the vet’s office, & sit in the waiting room; read a magazine, feed the pup a dozen tidbits in 20 minutes, get Pup on the scale for a weight, say hello to the receptionist, & leave. // Repeat 4 to 6 times, over 3 or 4 months.
    Nothing scary happens, U see other ppl, other pets, sit for a few minutes, dole out tidbits, get a wt, & go.

    If Ur dog will be groomed as an adult, either start doing that at home now, or take them to the salon for brushing on the table, to hear the clippers, to get a bath, & so on. Make sure these are brief & happy experiences. ;)

    Work on allover handling & claw trims, using a sharp 2 bladed nail clipper, or a grinder - not a traditional guillotine claw clipper. (If U use a grinder, wear a mask, so U don’t inhale the dust created, & preferably do it outside, on porch, patio, deck, or in the garage or garden. Everything pup steps into, or on, is in those claws.
    If U can’t do it outside, do it in the bathroom with a mask on, & wet-mop the floor well, afterward.)

    examine pup’s ears internally, clean them gently, open Pup’s mouth & peer in, handle all 4 paws while s/he is lying down, spread each pad, & do it again while pup stands... ONLY FOR ONE PAW at any one time.
    Don’t push it; standing 3-legged is hard work. ;)

    Puphood is brief & crazily busy; it shapes the dog U will live with for the following decade or longer. :)

    - terry

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